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* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': In Wesley's first ''Angel'' appearance, he wants to make sure everyone knows that he's a ''rogue'' demon hunter.

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* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': ''Series/{{Angel}}'':
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In Wesley's first ''Angel'' appearance, he wants to make sure everyone knows that he's a ''rogue'' demon hunter.



* In a similar fashion to classifying the Defiant, Starfleet [[MildlyMilitary almost never calls itself a true military]], despite the fact that they are the ones fighting the Federation's wars. They refer to themselves as a humanitarian and peacekeeping armada.

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* In a similar fashion to classifying the Defiant, ''Defiant'', Starfleet [[MildlyMilitary almost never calls itself a true military]], despite the fact that they are the ones fighting the Federation's wars. They refer to themselves as a humanitarian and peacekeeping armada.



* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': Samuel Winchester is insistent that his name is "Sam", not "Sammy", but has trouble convincing his older brother of this.
** Note that anyone else who calls him "Sammy" has a tendency to die shortly thereafter. After all, "[Dean]'s the only one who gets to call [him] that."

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
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Samuel Winchester is insistent that his name is "Sam", not "Sammy", but has trouble convincing his older brother of this.
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this. Note that anyone else who calls him "Sammy" has a tendency to die shortly thereafter. After all, "[Dean]'s the only one who gets to call [him] that."



* ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'':
** In "[[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS2E53TwentyTwo Twenty-Two]]", Liz Powell's agent Barney Kamener says that she is a stripper but she corrects him by saying that she is a dancer.
** In "[[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS4E119PassageOnTheLadyAnne Passage on the Lady Anne]]", whenever Eileen Ransome refers to the ''Lady Anne'' as "it," Toby and Millie [=McKenzie=] tell her that the ship is a "she."



* On ''Series/{{Workaholics}}'', the guys frequently smoke pot, and are fine with calling it pot or weed. In one episode though, they insist on calling it "grass", correcting Karl when he calls it weed. By the end of the episode, Karl and the guys are together again, and Karl offers to smoke grass. But now they call it "dro." For the most part on the show, the terms are interchangeable.
** The guys are also not "bros", they prefer to call themselves brajs, sometimes brojs. Which fits, since while they're similar to traditional bros, they are their own animal.

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* On ''Series/{{Workaholics}}'', the guys frequently smoke pot, and are fine with calling it pot or weed. In one episode though, they insist on calling it "grass", correcting Karl when he calls it weed. By the end of the episode, Karl and the guys are together again, and Karl offers to smoke grass. But now they call it "dro." For the most part on the show, the terms are interchangeable.
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interchangeable. The guys are also not "bros", they prefer to call themselves brajs, sometimes brojs. Which fits, since while they're similar to traditional bros, they are their own animal.

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* ''Series/TheCloser'': No, Brenda, they aren't "suspects", they're "persons of interest".[[note]]At least, [[SubvertedTrope until they become suspects]]...[[/note]]


* ''Series/{{Numbers}}'': A character mentions something is increasing at an exponential rate, and Charlie corrects her; exponential increases are a very specific pattern, and this pattern does not apply at all. Then he admits with a chuckle that the mathematically correct term is simply "more."

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* ''Series/{{Numbers}}'': ''Series/{{NUMB3RS}}'': A character mentions something is increasing at an exponential rate, and Charlie corrects her; exponential increases are a very specific pattern, and this pattern does not apply at all. Then he admits with a chuckle that the mathematically correct term is simply "more."

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* ''Series/{{Numbers}}'': A character mentions something is increasing at an exponential rate, and Charlie corrects her; exponential increases are a very specific pattern, and this pattern does not apply at all. Then he admits with a chuckle that the mathematically correct term is simply "more."


* Jim Taggart of ''Series/{{Eureka}} would like you to know that he is not a dog catcher. He's a Biological Containment Specialist.

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* Jim Taggart of ''Series/{{Eureka}} ''Series/{{Eureka}}'' would like you to know that he is not a dog catcher. He's a Biological Containment Specialist.

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* Jim Taggart of ''Series/{{Eureka}} would like you to know that he is not a dog catcher. He's a Biological Containment Specialist.

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* In a similar fashion to classifying the Defiant, Starfleet [[MildlyMilitary almost never calls itself a true military]], despite the fact that they are the ones fighting the Federation's wars. They refer to themselves as a humanitarian and peacekeeping armada.

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* ''Series/ThePartridgeFamily'': Danny insists the bulletin board in the kitchen is called the "communications center."


* On ''[[Series/Daredevil2015 Daredevil]]'', Karen was the "office manager" at Nelson and Murdock, not the "secretary".

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* On ''[[Series/Daredevil2015 Daredevil]]'', Daredevil]]'': Karen was the "office manager" at Nelson and Murdock, not the "secretary"."secretary". She has to correct both Ray Nadeem and Fisk about this.

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* In ''Series/HowToBeIndie'', Indie never refers to her cousin Rubi without calling her "Evil Cousin Rubi".


*** That being said, both in and out of universe, the character's name ''is'' "The Doctor", or just "Doctor", ''not'' "Doctor Who". That ''is'' the question that is asked in most, if not every, episode at some point in the show and is the biggest mystery of it, however. You'd think that'd be known to the fanbase enough that most would agree. No. Comment on any Facebook fanpage, or any YouTube video where the name's said, or written, otherwise and watch as many people will reply as to how it doesn't matter if you call him, and not the show, "Doctor Who", despite the character ''never'' calling himself that except in a cheeky fourth wall throwaway line every so often, the credits for the classic series being wrong, and every other instance of people involved with the show calling him that being wrong. You'll have a lot of people arguing it doesn't matter when it ''does''. When the character himself has made the correction in-universe, it matters. It's also confusing to outsiders or newbies who don't know the difference.

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*** That being said, both in and out of universe, the character's name ''is'' "The Doctor", or just "Doctor", ''not'' "Doctor Who". That ''is'' the question that is asked in most, if not every, episode at some point in the show and is the biggest mystery of it, however. You'd think that'd be known to the fanbase enough that most would agree. No. Comment on any Facebook fanpage, or any YouTube Website/YouTube video where the name's said, or written, otherwise and watch as many people will reply as to how it doesn't matter if you call him, and not the show, "Doctor Who", despite the character ''never'' calling himself that except in a cheeky fourth wall throwaway line every so often, the credits for the classic series being wrong, and every other instance of people involved with the show calling him that being wrong. You'll have a lot of people arguing it doesn't matter when it ''does''. When the character himself has made the correction in-universe, it matters. It's also confusing to outsiders or newbies who don't know the difference.


*** Steven Taylor, one of the First Doctor's Companions, would often call him "Doc". The Doctor would demand that Steven call him by his proper name. On one occasion he hastily added a "--tor!" to his "Doc" on suffering the Doctor's mighty glare.

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*** Steven Taylor, one of the First Doctor's Companions, would often call him "Doc". The Doctor would demand that Steven call him by his proper name. On one occasion he hastily added a "--tor!" "–tor!" to his "Doc" on suffering the Doctor's mighty glare.


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** [[Recap/DoctorWho2019NYSResolution "Resolution"]]: Aaron repeatedly clarifies that the fancy microwave he's trying to sell is, in fact, a microwave ''oven''.


* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD:''

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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD:''''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'':



** In "F.Z.Z.T," it's not a vaccine it's an anti-serum. [[ShownTheirWork Which is technically correct]]; a ''vaccine'' works to prevent infection, and is useless for treatment, while an ''anti-serum'' is used to treat an active infection.

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** In "F.Z.Z.T," T.", it's not a vaccine vaccine, it's an anti-serum. [[ShownTheirWork Which is technically correct]]; a ''vaccine'' works to prevent infection, and is useless for treatment, while an ''anti-serum'' is used to treat an active infection.



** In "[[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/DoctorWhoS32E10TheGirlWhoWaited The Girl Who Waited]]", Older Amy insists on calling everything what it is. "Sonic screwdriver" is too whimsical. It's a probe. Also, useful as it is, she doesn't want to be reminded of the Doctor.

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** In "[[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/DoctorWhoS32E10TheGirlWhoWaited "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E10TheGirlWhoWaited The Girl Who Waited]]", Older Amy insists on calling everything what it is. "Sonic screwdriver" is too whimsical. It's a probe. Also, useful as it is, she doesn't want to be reminded of the Doctor.



-->'''Doña Florinda:'''This is your great job? Balloon seller?.
-->'''Don Ramon:''' I'm not a balloon seller, I'm a dealer specializing in folkloric articles for child consumption.

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-->'''Doña Florinda:'''This is your great job? Balloon seller?.
-->'''Don
seller?\\
'''Don
Ramon:''' I'm not a balloon seller, I'm a dealer specializing in folkloric articles for child consumption.



---> '''Davos:''' I was never a pirate, I was a smuggler.
---> '''Shireen:''' What's the difference?
---> '''Davos:''' Well, if you're a famous smuggler, you're not doing it right.
---> '''Shireen:''' My father says a criminal is a criminal.
---> '''Davos:''' Your father lacks an appreciation for the finer points of bad behavior.

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---> '''Davos:''' --->'''Davos:''' I was never a pirate, I was a smuggler.
--->
smuggler.\\
'''Shireen:''' What's the difference?
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difference?\\
'''Davos:''' Well, if you're a famous smuggler, you're not doing it right.
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right.\\
'''Shireen:''' My father says a criminal is a criminal.
--->
criminal.\\
'''Davos:''' Your father lacks an appreciation for the finer points of bad behavior.



---> '''Salladhor:''' One thing: I want the Queen.
---> '''Davos:''' The Queen?
---> '''Salladhor:''' Cersei. I want her. I'll sail with your fleet, all thirty of my ships, and if we don't drown at the bottom of Blackwater Bay, I will fuck this blonde Queen and I will ''fuck her well''.
---> '''Matthos:''' This war isn't about you. We're not attacking King's Landing so that you can rape the Queen!
---> '''Salladhor:''' I'm not going to ''rape'' her, I'm going to ''fuck'' her.
---> '''Matthos:''' As if she would just let you?
---> '''Salladhor:''' You don't know how persuasive I am. I never tried to fuck you.

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---> '''Salladhor:''' --->'''Salladhor:''' One thing: I want the Queen.
--->
Queen.\\
'''Davos:''' The Queen?
--->
Queen?\\
'''Salladhor:''' Cersei. I want her. I'll sail with your fleet, all thirty of my ships, and if we don't drown at the bottom of Blackwater Bay, I will fuck this blonde Queen and I will ''fuck her well''. \n---> \\
'''Matthos:''' This war isn't about you. We're not attacking King's Landing so that you can rape the Queen!
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Queen!\\
'''Salladhor:''' I'm not going to ''rape'' her, I'm going to ''fuck'' her.
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her.\\
'''Matthos:''' As if she would just let you?
--->
you?\\
'''Salladhor:''' You don't know how persuasive I am. I never tried to fuck you.



-->'''Ian O'Connell:''' May I ask you a question, sir? How with the map of Donegal on your mug did you ever end up with a name like Stone?
-->'''Stone:''' Happenstance, sir. Same way you ended up with the name of a ''real'' Irish patriot.

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-->'''Ian O'Connell:''' May I ask you a question, sir? How with the map of Donegal on your mug did you ever end up with a name like Stone?
-->'''Stone:'''
Stone?\\
'''Stone:'''
Happenstance, sir. Same way you ended up with the name of a ''real'' Irish patriot.



-->'''Bev:''' "You stole his idea?"
-->'''Michael:''' "According to his lawyer, it was 'unlawful approximation'."

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-->'''Bev:''' "You You stole his idea?"
-->'''Michael:''' "According
idea?\\
'''Michael:''' According
to his lawyer, it was 'unlawful approximation'.""unlawful approximation".



-->'''Dillon:''' They look like eyes!\\

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-->'''Dillon:''' --->'''Dillon:''' They look like eyes!\\


* In ''Series/StargateSG1'', Senator Robert Kinsey tries to smugly comment on Thor's presence and refers to him as "Commander," only for Thor to restate that he is ''Supreme'' Commander of the Asgard Fleet. Kinsey does it again when he meets Bra'tac, referring to him as "mister," whereupon [=SG1=] explains that it is ''Master'' Bra'tac.

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* In ''Series/StargateSG1'', Senator Robert Kinsey tries to smugly comment on Thor's presence and refers to him as "Commander," "Commander", only for Thor to restate that he is ''Supreme'' Commander of the Asgard Fleet. Kinsey does it again when he meets Bra'tac, referring to him as "mister," "mister", whereupon [=SG1=] [=SG-1=] explains that it is ''Master'' Bra'tac.



-->'''Josh:''' What're you guys working on?\\

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-->'''Josh:''' --->'''Josh:''' What're you guys working on?\\


-->'''Suzy Knickerbocker:''' Oh, I don't know, Boy Wonder, I hear millionaire Bruce Wayne is really one of the hippies. All that marvelous money and fantastic Wayne Manor.
-->'''Batman:''' ''Stately'' Wayne Manor.

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-->'''Suzy Knickerbocker:''' Oh, I don't know, Boy Wonder, I hear millionaire Bruce Wayne is really one of the hippies. All that marvelous money and fantastic Wayne Manor.
-->'''Batman:'''
Manor.\\
'''Batman:'''
''Stately'' Wayne Manor.



** Repeated reminders that Howard does not have a doctorate
--->"Doctor Gablehauser"
--->"Doctor Koothrappali"
--->"Doctor Gablehauser"
--->"Doctor Hofstadter"
--->"Doctor Gablehauser"
--->"Doctor Cooper"
--->"Doctor Gablehauser"
--->"''Mister'' Wolowitz"

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** Repeated reminders that Howard does not have a doctorate
doctorate:
--->"Doctor Gablehauser"
--->"Doctor Koothrappali"
--->"Doctor Gablehauser"
--->"Doctor Hofstadter"
--->"Doctor Gablehauser"
--->"Doctor Cooper"
--->"Doctor Gablehauser"
--->"''Mister''
Gablehauser"\\
"Doctor Koothrappali"\\
"Doctor Gablehauser"\\
"Doctor Hofstadter"\\
"Doctor Gablehauser"\\
"Doctor Cooper"\\
"Doctor Gablehauser"\\
"''Mister''
Wolowitz"



** Hank is not collecting "rocks," he's collecting "minerals." Because rocks are aggregations of minerals, Hank is apparently collecting samples of single-mineral crystals.

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** Hank is not collecting "rocks," "rocks", he's collecting "minerals." "minerals". Because rocks are aggregations of minerals, Hank is apparently collecting samples of single-mineral crystals.



* ''Series/DoctorWho''
** In the [[Recap/DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned 2007 Christmas special]], Bannakaffalatta, a red-skinned, spikey alien [[spoiler:cyborg]], takes it personally when the Doctor tries to call him "Banna".

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* ''Series/DoctorWho''
** In the [[Recap/DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned 2007 Christmas special]], Bannakaffalatta, a red-skinned, spikey alien [[spoiler:cyborg]], takes it personally when the Doctor tries to call him "Banna".
''Series/DoctorWho'':



** [[Recap/DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned "Voyage of the Damned"]]: Bannakaffalatta, a red-skinned, spikey alien [[spoiler:cyborg]], takes it personally when the Doctor tries to call him "Banna".



--->'''Hoynes:''' I have had it up to here with you and your pal.
--->'''Leo:''' Excuse me....Are you referring to President Bartlet?
--->'''Hoynes:''' Yes.
--->'''Leo:''' Refer to him that way.

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--->'''Hoynes:''' I have had it up to here with you and your pal.
--->'''Leo:'''
pal.\\
'''Leo:'''
Excuse me....me... Are you referring to President Bartlet?
--->'''Hoynes:''' Yes.
--->'''Leo:'''
Bartlet?\\
'''Hoynes:''' Yes.\\
'''Leo:'''
Refer to him that way.


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